Ed Sheeran makes London crowd his 'gospel choir'
Ed Sheeran performed the final night of his four dates at The O2 in London last night (15.10.14) and got his fans to be his backing singers on 'Give Me Love'
This article is from 2014.
Ed Sheeran asked fans to be his "gospel choir" at his sell-out show at The O2 in London on Wednesday night (15.10.14).
The 23-year-old musician orchestrated a mass sing-along during his rendition of 'Give Me Love' getting the right and left sides of the arena to sing different harmonies back to him.
Before playing the spell-binding track, Ed said: "I'm going to need you to be my gospel choir tonight, You up for that? Whatever I tell you to sing, sing it, keep singing."
Ed - stood in front of a giant video screen - opened his set with 'I'm A Mess' before launching into crowd favourite 'Lego House', taken from his debut LP '+', prompting his fans to scream and sing every word with him.
Highlights from his current album 'x' included 'Don't', 'One' and 'Tenerife Sea', although his rendition of the romantic track didn't appear to inspire any marriage proposals like it did at his O2 concert on Monday night (13.10.14).
Ed swapped his trademark acoustic guitar for an electric one for 'Thinking Out Loud' and joked the upgrade was a sign of his growing success.
Making a reference to the song's video, which features him ballroom dancing with a beautiful woman, he said: "Look, I've got an electric guitar, I'm moving up in the world! I released a music video a week ago, you won't see me ballroom dancing tonight, but I encourage you to, even if you've never met the person next to you before."
Ed exited the stage after playing 'I See Fire' - before which he thanked his fans for making their way to see him by "train, tube or car" - but as the screams and shouts of the crowd grew, he came back on, performing rap song 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' to open his three song encore.
During 'The A Team', he asked "everyone to take out your phones or whatever you have" to illuminate the huge arena in a sea of lights before closing his show and four-night run at The O2 with smash hit single 'Sing'.
Ed next takes his 'x Tour' to the LG Arena in Birmingham on Sunday (19.10.14) and after travelling around the UK he begins the European leg on November 3 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
Ed Sheeran's setlist:
'I'm a Mess'
'Take it Back'
'Thinking Out Loud'
'Give Me Love'
'I See Fire'
'You Need Me, I Don't Need You'
'The A Team'